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Flooding Continues to Plague Toms River After Day of Heavy Rain

Silverton basements flood, while multiple lanes of Coolidge and Fischer closed for flooding

A day of heavy rain continued flooding conditions in Toms River as a second set of storms drenched the area, closing portions of major roads and destroying a house.

Silverton Fire Chief Bob Sinnott said multiple emergency responders were called to a Darren Place home after the enormous amount of rain so flooded the soil it cracked a basement wall to the home.

A 20-foot section of the wall cracked, sending mud and soil into the home, which building inspectors condemned, Sinnott said.

Elsewhere, Hooper Avenue southbound between South Shore Drive and Fischer Boulevard was down to one lane due to flooding, around 3:30 p.m.

This afternoon on Coolidge near Adams avenues, previous flooding from this morning returned with the additional rain. Flooding was also creating hazardous conditions near Adams and Fischer Boulevard.

Sinnott said that the township had 20 incidents in the last 24 hours, with flooding conditions continuing through 4:45 p.m.

Mrs. Grace Lardieri September 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM
My basement was flooded with like 6" of water . Had 2 pump that out. Plus we had a car port tent in the back yard it broke in half . What a mess we had due to the storm we had. we live on Spray Ave Beachwood, N.J.
Rachel Tomasi September 05, 2012 at 02:09 PM
My basement flooded too, TG for sum pumps or it'd been a lot higher but we just demo'd the basement for mold and got fiberglass aka mold resistent walls but skipped the $8000 carpet with rubber bottoms bc it hadn't flooded in years since we got the sum pump. So the one non mold resistent part the carpet is soaked despite pumping a bunch out, now just using fans and demidifiers trying to dry out the padding then carpet. What a mess.
Barry Fleckmann September 05, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I'm glad that I saw the light, early (August), as I'm down, here, in SUNNY, SUNNY, SUNNY St. Petersburg, Florida. I think God (The Invisible White Man in the Sky) is angry with WOBM'S Bob Levy, for the things that he says on the radio on Sunday mornings. See 'ya all in the spring, I hope you don't get too much snow, this winter!
Rem September 06, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Just pumped my moms basement out no flooding around the house but i called allstate and guess what after paying ins for 60 years there is a clause that does not cover you if water comes from the outside in. Your in good hands alright my ___s.
. September 06, 2012 at 10:53 AM
We too are glad you are in Florida!
Sue September 06, 2012 at 11:25 AM
And Repubs want to repeal Obamacare so insur. co's can do the same with health coverage again. A return to the days of yesteryear, 1812, with the Robber Barons in charge!
ryan October 30, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Sue you are taking advantage of tragic moment to spew your liberal talking points. Go to hell
Michael A. Cooper October 30, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Your an idiot, delete yourself from life.....
Irina October 30, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Sue your the worst kind of IDIOT.... A democRATic IDIOT.
Denise October 30, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Like Florida never gets hurricanes!!! Really?!?! Gee, is Florida more prone to them than NJ?????? Duhhhh!!
Rob October 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Michael, I thing Sue makes an apt comparison. Think about it a little more deeply.
Michael A. Cooper October 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Hey Rob, this is a discussion about the terrible things going on in the state of New Jersey, not where political statements need to be made. I'm sure there's plenty of websites out there where she can spew all the crap she wants. Why here?

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